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Our Team

Meet the Team

Kevin Layde 

Attorney and Partner

Attorney Kevin Layde has been practicing immigration law since 2013.  He enjoys helping clients of diverse backgrounds to find solutions to immigration issues.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with honors, and he is bilingual in English-Spanish.

Gabriela Parra 

Attorney and Partner

Attorney Gabriela Parra graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School with honors. She is the daughter of Mexican immigrants, and she is bilingual English-Spanish.

Allison Mignon


Attorney Allison Mignon graduated from Marquette University Law School with honors. She developed a passion for immigration law during law school and dedicated her time as an intern with Layde & Parra. She is excited to begin helping clients in her role as an attorney.

Victor Paredes 


As a native of Mexico, Victor understands the struggles that many individuals face while immigrating to the United States. His experiences have directly contributed to his passion for providing services to the immigrant community of Milwaukee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University and has 10 years of experience working for organizations that provide immigration legal services.

Estefania Gonzalez 


Estefania was proudly born and raised in the Midwest. Her experiences as a first-generation U.S American have made her work serving the immigrant community of Milwaukee greatly insightful and fulfilling. With a background in non-profit work, she strives to work with clients in a way that treats them with the care and dignity that they are deserving of. She is excited about how this role allows her to interact with people from all over the world, and how it allows her to exercise her Spanish speaking skills in a professional setting.

Kathy Cantu


Ms. Cantu studied at Olivet Nazarene University. During her time there, she volunteered at pregnancy resource centers and served as an advocate for sexual assault victims. Her passion is to help those who feel without a voice feel empowered. Since her parents immigrated from Mexico, she can understand what other immigrant families might be going through. She will ensure that she does everything in her power to help a family be and stay together.

Jaqueline Valazquez


Jackie Velazquez was born and raised in Racine, WI. She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a major in International Politics. She is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in French and Portuguese.

While she is the daughter of immigrant parents, she is aware that her parents’ lawful status grants her a privilege that many do not have. She understands the daily hardships faced by the immigrant community and hopes that her work at Layde and Parra will allow her to give back to the community that so proudly raised her.

Noemy Serna Hernandez

Client Relationship Manager

Noemy is a Milwaukee native and first-generation college graduate from Marquette University with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish and Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies. Having grown up in the South side, she is proud to have been raised by and around a predominantly immigrant community. She has experience in providing services to refugees, asylees, and immigrants. Noemy is glad to continue to work for and with the immigrant community in this new role.